National coach Sarina Wickman has won the friendly match against USA with England soccer players. The champions of Europe beat the world champions 2-1 at Wembley. Under Wiegman, the English are still unbeaten: 21 wins and two draws, with a goal difference of 120-6.
Last summer England women won the European Championships in their home country. Wiegman’s team also qualified for next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with great confidence.
Fifty years later
Retired Jill Scott carried the European Championship trophy onto the field before the start of an exhibition game with American soccer players. England footballers who played in their country’s first women’s international in 1972 were also honoured. Fifty years later, they received a special red ‘cap’ from Scott and current captain Leah Williamson as a reminder of their first international match.
Before the game, England and US soccer players posed together behind a ‘Protect the Players’ banner. Earlier this week, a report was released alleging systematic abuse and misconduct at U.S. Women’s Soccer.
Half time final score
Lauren Hemp gave England an early lead after a cross from European Championship star Beth Mead. Sophia Smith leveled the score, but Wiegman’s side regained the lead in the 33rd minute through a Georgia Stanway penalty.
No further goals were scored in the second half.
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